Participant Focused Care: Integrating Patient and Family Centered Care into Clinical Research

Complion On-Demand Webinar

Presented by: Tamara Kempken Mehring, MSN, BSN, RN. Clinical Research Unit Clinical Nurse Specialist

Patient and family centered care is an important concept in healthcare. We are moving away from the paternalistic, disease focused approaches to a model where the needs, preferences, and values of the patient and family are incorporated into the care plan.

There are many models of patient and family centered care. During this webinar, we will discuss the overarching concepts of patient and family centered care and how we as clinical research nurses can integrate the concept into clinical research.

We will also discuss how participant focused care fits into our practice, how we can better meet the needs, preferences, and values of those participating in clinical research, and the challenges and barriers to integrating participant focused care into our practice.

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About the Presenter

Tamara Kempken Mehrring.pngTamara Kempken Mehring, MSN, BSN, RN. Clinical Research Unit Clinical Nurse Specialist. University Hospital, Madison, WI.

Tamara has over 21 years of nursing and clinical research experience. She earned her BSN from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Masters in Nursing Education from Edgewood College in Madison, WI. Tamara has worked as a Clinical Research Nurse in several capacities; clinical research coordinator, staff nurse, Care Team Leader, and is currently the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) on the Clinical Research Unit (UW-CRU) at University hospital in Madison, WI. Tamara draws on her knowledge of clinical research along with her various CRN experiences in her current role as the UW-CRU CNS. In this role Tamara leads the CRU Protocol Implementation team to operationalize research protocols on the UW-CRU. She is a resource for staff RNs on the CRU and the interdisciplinary research teams. Tamara enjoys her role in new CRN orientation and onboarding, competency demonstration for new and experience CRU staff, and the variety her role allows. Tamara has been a member of IACRN since 2010 serving on the Scope and standards committee and the Education Committee